Embroidery, Gold Wire, Silver Wire, Furniture, Royalty, Royal

Firm answer Kremlin call

2014-03-05

Toye, Kenning and Spencer have renovated a set of state chairs from the collection at the Kremlin in Moscow. Toye were contacted by the curators at the Kremlin, who discovered they were the only company in the world capable of achiveving the high standard of gold thread and embroidery required.

Expertise and flexibility

Kremlin curator Tatiana Lukashova explained: "This was an incredibly important project for us. As well as being beautiful, the chairs are significant items of state and so it was essential that the restoration project was a success. This meant that we needed exactly the right supplier, They needed to have the expertise and flexibility to identify and then manufacture exactly what we needed."

After exploratory contact with Toye, who also hold a Royal Warrant as suppliers of embroidery threads and gold wire to Her Majesty The Queen, a tiny sample from the original fabric of the chairs was sent to their textiles site, based in Newtown Road, Bedworth.

Hundreds of years old

Hundreds of years old, the sample contained gold plate wrapped in coloured silk, something Toye staff had not seen before. Toye began experimenting with ways of wrapping the gold plate and then began an intensive search for matching silk. A second unique feature of the sample sent from Russia was gold plate with an embossed pattern.

A testament to our expertise in gold wire

By searching the company’s archives Toye was able to identify a roller and adapt an existing machine to replicate the pattern. A Toye representative explained: “This has been an incredibly prestigious project for us. “We were delighted to have been selected and have very much enjoyed the challenge it has presented. This project is a testament to our expertise in gold wire - we hold a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen - and the value we place on delivering the highest quality service.”

The restored chairs are on display in the Palace of the Facets at the Moscow Kremlin which attracts millions of visitors each year.

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Firm answer Kremlin call

Toye, Kenning & Spencer
2014-03-05

Toye, Kenning and Spencer have renovated a set of state chairs from the collection at the Kremlin in Moscow. Toye were contacted by the curators at the Kremlin, who discovered they were the only company in the world capable of achiveving the high standard of gold thread and embroidery required.

Expertise and flexibility

Kremlin curator Tatiana Lukashova explained: "This was an incredibly important project for us. As well as being beautiful, the chairs are significant items of state and so it was essential that the restoration project was a success. This meant that we needed exactly the right supplier, They needed to have the expertise and flexibility to identify and then manufacture exactly what we needed."

After exploratory contact with Toye, who also hold a Royal Warrant as suppliers of embroidery threads and gold wire to Her Majesty The Queen, a tiny sample from the original fabric of the chairs was sent to their textiles site, based in Newtown Road, Bedworth.

Hundreds of years old

Hundreds of years old, the sample contained gold plate wrapped in coloured silk, something Toye staff had not seen before. Toye began experimenting with ways of wrapping the gold plate and then began an intensive search for matching silk. A second unique feature of the sample sent from Russia was gold plate with an embossed pattern.

A testament to our expertise in gold wire

By searching the company’s archives Toye was able to identify a roller and adapt an existing machine to replicate the pattern. A Toye representative explained: “This has been an incredibly prestigious project for us. “We were delighted to have been selected and have very much enjoyed the challenge it has presented. This project is a testament to our expertise in gold wire - we hold a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen - and the value we place on delivering the highest quality service.”

The restored chairs are on display in the Palace of the Facets at the Moscow Kremlin which attracts millions of visitors each year.

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Toye Birmingham
77 Warstone Lane
Birmingham
B18 6NL
Toye Coventry
Regalia House
Newtown Road Bedworth
CV12 8QR
© House of Toye 2019